Friday, April 22, 2011

Free for all FRIDAY!!

Hi all and Happy Friday! Today the Flourishes gals decided to take their favorite sets from last week's release and show them off again.

So.... on to my creation today!

For my card, I used some of the goodies from the Prima Botanical Kit that Flourishes unveiled and promptly sold out of a few weeks back. :-)The pleated ribbon, the pretty decorative paper (Prima Botanical), the swirl of pearls... it was all a part of the kit. Have you checked out the latest kit? You should! It's gorgeous and you can find it HERE. The die cut shape was made thanks to one of the new Spellbinders Nestsabilities Die called Labels Eighteen.  I just love this classic shape. I used my Grand Calibur to cut it and then, while my die was still on the paper, I used it as a mask as I sponged on some Antique Linen Distress Ink.

I also used one of the new Copic Collections to color up the center of my flower. YES, I said a new Copic collection grouped by Flourishes. Stay tuned for the details! I colored using the Blue Jeans, and Spring Greens collections and then highlighted portions of the flower using B000. Add some stitching and some pearls and... voila! I did stamp the flower twice so that I could color, cut and pop up the centers of the flowers with some foam tape.

Here's a close up!

And that, my friends, is it!  Like I said, there is plenty of eye candy out in blogland today! So be sure to hop on over and pay them a visit to see their latest batch of creativity!!

Barbara Anders
Christine Okken
Dawn Burnworth
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Danielle Kennedy

Have you been following Flourishes' Gambler's Sale? Well, Flourishes is getting ready to make one more final price drop and then -- the Flourishes gals are going to help us throw one heck of a Retirement party! We'll be sharing samples with these retired sets and will be ushering in some fun! So, stay tuned next Thursday for our big announcement! In the meantime, you can check out our sale page by clicking HERE! This is also the last day to take advantage of the April New Release Bundle -- that's where you can buy all three of the new sets for 10% off! Click HERE to check that out!

Now to the promised peek at some of  Flourishes brand new Copic collections! They have 10 BRAND NEW COLLECTIONS that truly add to the 40 collections they've already released! So, click HERE to visit the Copic page and take a gander at the new collections!

Well folks, hope you have a fabulous weekend!  I am praying for some nice weather so that we can enjoy an Easter Egg hunt.. or two! ;-) Blessings for a beautiful Easter to all who celebrate.


Anonymous said...

OOOHhhh! What Copic combos! Thanks for the color splashes on screen, Julie. Great coloring with one of the newest sets on today's card to show off a Spellbinder cut. Blest Easter celebration with rejoicing.
Keep Looking UP!

Anonymous said...

GASP! Those orchids are stunning! Love the blues. I just got that Spellbinder at ScrapFest and I'm loving it! Your card is really lovely, such softness, and the pearls just goes together so well! Easter Blessings.
Beth Greco

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Julie this is so elegant and beautiful. I adore the colors and awesome pearl accent.

Ann said...

Very cool card!

Have a happy Easter celebration!

Amanda said...

Julie, this is Absolutely just Gorgeous!! Everything is so perfect! The blues are so soft and inviting and the cut-work is simply beautiful! I love it!! :)

Leslie Miller said...

My, my, my! This is soooooo beautiful! Colors, papers, your coloring -- fabulous! Love how you popped up the orchids' throats. A softly stunning card, Julie!

Joan V said...

This is so pretty. I love the colors you chose for this card. Thanks for sharing.

Heather Jensen said...

Julie, I love the way you popped up the center of the pretty Orchids. I just got mine in the mail yesterday and can't wait to color them. :)

Jenny Gropp said...

So elegant, Miss Julie!!! Stunning in design and the way you colored it is absolutely beautiful!!!

Diane said... seeing the close up, too...shows all that beautful "detail"!

Miriam said...

Gorgeous! I have that paper and can't wait to get my orchid set. Beautiful work!!

ChristineCreations said...

I just love the colors you've combined on the orchid Julie! So stunning and such fantastic use of the Prima Botanical paper too! A real beauty!


Oh so pretty! Love the colors you used and the paper too! Just lovely!

Barbara said...

Ohhhhhh, this is gorgeous, Julie! Love how you popped up the center of the orchids and that beautiful coloring! The pearls are a perfect finishing touch!

Bev J. said...

Love how everything ties together-so pretty!

velta said...

Julie ~ This is simply stunning! I love the soft colors you used...the papers and the design...all of it! Just beautiful :)

dpkennedy said...

Ooh Julie! This is so elegant, and Victorian looking! I absolutely love it!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Oh Julie, This is so lovely. Your coloring and choice of colors is wonderful.